December 31, 2013

Ham and Swiss Sticky Buns

Ham and Swiss Sticky Buns
Ham and Swiss Sticky Buns



I think I must have the messiest family on the planet. Women on-line are always showing and talking about their chore charts. How they break down everything into days so that they can get everything done. While I like the idea, it wouldn't work in my household. Doing one load of laundry a day would end in a huge pile by the end of the week. Only wiping down my bathroom counters and deep cleaning once a week doesn't work with three males in my house. My kitchen has to be cleaned daily, I cook and bake everyday. If it wasn't cleaned everyday it would be disgusting in a short amount of time. Maybe if I had less animals and the males in my house were a little cleaner that I could try the 15 minute a day cleaning charts. As it is I spend half of my day cleaning up from the day before and the other half cleaning up from the messes my kids made while I was cleaning up the first time. It's a vicious cycle.

On Christmas day I made one breakfast that I could eat and one recipe that everyone else could enjoy. My family loves ham, so the recipe I chose incorporated it. I tried a new recipe for Ham and Swiss Sticky Buns from the December 2013 issue of Southern Living magazine.
Spring Hill Cemetery Huntington, WV
Spring Hill Cemetery Huntington, WV

This recipe has 6 ingredients. It takes 1 hour and 10 minutes of total time, 20 minutes of which is active and makes 16 rolls. I did make a few changes to the original recipe. For the biscuits I used buttermilk country style biscuits. These are the type of biscuits that my family likes, plus they aren't too flaky or crumbly. I ended up with 20 buns, I made my buns a little on the smaller side. I found that they took approximately 35 minutes to cook, the extra 5 minutes would have made the buns overly browned.
Downtown Huntington, WV from Spring Hill Cemetery
Downtown Huntington, WV from Spring Hill Cemetery

My kids really liked this recipe. They thought the sweet and savory combination was delicious. My husband thought that the amount of ham should be doubled. He would have liked the recipe better if there was less biscuit and more ham and cheese. That being said he ate 3 for breakfast, so they were good either way. I liked that this recipe was very easy to prep and make. They also freeze well for quick re-heated weekday breakfasts.

For the recipe go to Ham and Swiss Sticky Buns.
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